“Sixty-seven percent of white Americans support voter ID laws, according to a new University of Delaware study of 1,436 U.S. adults. But when the voter ID question was accompanied by a photo of black people using a voting machine, white support for voter ID laws jumped to 73 percent.”—The Washington Post
“An Alaska couple knocked on the door of their son’s long-time girlfriend Thursday, intending to inform her that he’d been killed in a car accident. Karen and Jay Priest instead were stunned when the son, 29-year-old Justin Priest, answered the door. They had mistakenly been told by Juneau police that he’d been killed in the crash.”—Police sorry for telling wrong family of death
“One way of appreciating that stark disparity, ProPublica’s analysis shows, is to calculate how many more whites over those three years would have had to have been killed for them to have been at equal risk. The number is jarring – 185, more than one per week.”—
“China isn’t subtle about its efforts either. “I liken them a bit to a drunk burglar. They’re kickin’ in the front door, knocking over the vase, while they’re walking out with your television set,” FBI director James Comey said.”—
Google Glass users are just as distracted as smartphone users when texting while driving, according to a new study.
In the first-of-its-kind experiment, researchers from the University of Central Florida gave 40 participants either Google Glass or a smartphone to use in a driving simulator.
During the experiment, participants had to react to a vehicle that came to an abrupt halt on the simulator screen in front of them. Researchers compared people’s reaction times to the close call (on both devices, while texting and not), and Glass users reacted just as slowly as smartphone users.